Friday, July 6, 2012

Who Set The Themostat To "Texas"?

Well, not much has happened on the Royal front because it has been HOT. REALLY REALLY HOT. I start melting at about 90 degrees, and it's been well above that since last Wednesday. Royal, despite being a mix of two desert breeds, hasn't been enjoying it either. This has been his overall attitude for the last week.

Not a happy camper.

We've done a few things here and there. A little trail ride with my sister and Xena last Wednesday, which went really well. We had a short jumping session Friday evening, which didn't go quite as well. I just had some easy stuff set up (cross-rail, vertical, small double combination) and Royal started rushing. Quite a bit, although not as bad as he used to be. It used to have a real panicky feeling, like he thought the jumps were going to kill him. He wasn't that bad, but more like he was just really nervous about the whole thing and wanted to get it over with. I stopped when he popped over them like they were no big deal, but hopefully that was the last of the Rushing Relapse. We did another little trail-ride Saturday morning (95 at 10am. Oy.), and some On-Line sessions Tuesday and Thursday. Tuesday was Jumping From A Walk in order to stop the Rushing Relapse, and it appeared to work. Or maybe that's because it was still around 100 degrees at 6:30 at night. We'll find out when (if) it cools down. Thursday was just some playing around with circling and sideways games, which also went fairly well. Everything's been a half-hour or less, since that's all we can really stand in the heat. This was the temperature as I drove to a job interview Monday night.

The heat wave was supposed to break last night, but it was still at least 100 with high humidity. Supposedly it'll cool down tomorrow. I really hope it does, since I've been itching for some galloping and road riding, and everyone will be much happier.

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